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Penn National Gaming sees 83 percent of properties reopened

1 Jul 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc. today announced that 34 of its 41 gaming and racing properties have resumed operations, representing approximately 83% of the Company’s regional gaming portfolio in 14 of the 19 states where it operates. The latest reopenings are scheduled for today at the Company’s three Illinois casinos as well as its Prairie State Gaming video gaming terminal operations throughout Illinois.

“With the reopening of our three casinos and our VGT operations in Illinois, 83 percent of our industry-leading regional gaming footprint has now resumed operations,” said Jay Snowden, President and Chief Executive Officer for Penn National. “We are grateful to our Corporate and property management teams, as well as our regulators and local and state public health officials, for working tirelessly to get our doors open while helping to protect the safety of our team members and guests,” said Mr. Snowden. “We look forward to the eventual reopening of all of our 41 properties nationwide in the coming weeks.”

Penn National’s re-opened properties and VGT operations include: Ameristar Black Hawk (CO); Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club (FL); Ameristar Council Bluffs (IA); Argosy's Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino - Aurora, Hollywood Casino - Joliet and Prairie State Gaming (IL); Ameristar East Chicago and Hollywood Casino - Lawrenceburg (IN); Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway (KS); Boomtown Casino & Hotel Bossier City, Boomtown Casino - New Orleans, L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge, L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, and Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City (LA); Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Hollywood Casino - St. Louis, and River City Casino & Hotel (MO); 1st Jackpot Casino, Ameristar Vicksburg, Boomtown Casino - Biloxi, Hollywood Casino - Gulf Coast, and Hollywood Casino - Tunica (MS); Cactus Petes Resort Casino, and M Resort Las Vegas (NV); Hollywood Casino - Columbus, Hollywood Casino - Toledo, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course (OH); The Meadows and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (PA); Retama Park and Sam Houston Race Park (TX); and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (WV). Each gaming facility must operate at a limited capacity at this time, per state and regulatory guidelines.

Penn National has implemented comprehensive social distancing and safety protocols at all of its reopened properties, developed in close consultation with state regulators and local and state public health officials. Examples of these procedures can be found online. Additionally, each property that has received approval to reopen has provided more details regarding further property-specific health and safety protocols on its corresponding property website.

With additional states preparing for the resumption of gaming operations, the Company will provide updated information on its scheduled property reopenings as it receives final approval from state regulators.
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